JUL 16, 2018 | JAPAN | EUROPEAN UNION
BSA Congratulates Japan and the EU for Reaching an Agreement to Mutually Recognize Each Other's Personal Data Protection Systems as Equivalent
Brussels, 17 July 2018 — BSA | The Software Alliance congratulates the decision by Japan and the EU today to mutually recognize the adequacy of each jurisdiction’s systems for protecting personal information and for facilitating international transfers of personal information between the two markets. This agreement will spur economic growth and job creation in Japan, Europe, and the world, by allowing the transfer of personal data between the two economies while ensuring the highest levels of respect and protection for consumer privacy. BSA and its members applaud this important international agreement between Japan and the EU and are encouraged that the arrangement preserves the flexibilities that exist in Japan’s law. This sets a model for how governments can work together to facilitate international data transfers, while ensuring the effective protection of personal information, which are both so crucial for the 21st century economy.
“With current uncertainties related to data transfers and ongoing litigations in Europe, the adequacy determination for Japan is a breath of fresh air. The flexibility evident in the mutual recognition contributes to appease tensions on data flows and could serve as a model for future adequacy determinations,” said Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy — EMEA, BSA | The Software Alliance.
“After considerable negotiations, we welcome the mutual recognition of adequacy. Data flows between Japan and the EU are crucial for both economies and it is important that both governments have committed to this mechanism for transfers while ensuring the highest levels of privacy protection,” said Ryohei Kakuta, Country Manager – Japan, BSA | The Software Alliance.
소프트웨어 연합(BSA | The Software Alliance, 이하 BSA)(www.bsa.org)은 각국 정부를 대상으로 세계 시장에서 전 세계 소프트웨어 업계를 대변하고 옹호하는 선도적 연합체입니다. 세계의 가장 혁신적 기업들이 회원사로 참여하며 경제에 활기를 불어 넣고 현대의 생활을 향상시키는 소프트웨어 솔루션을 만들어 내고 있습니다.
워싱턴 DC에 본부를 두고, 30개국이 넘는 국가들에서 운영되는 BSA는, 합법적 소프트웨어 사용을 증진시키고 기술 혁신을 촉진하며 디지털 경제의 성장을 추진하는 공공 정책을 지지하는 준법 프로그램들을 선도합니다.